Practical Motorist & Car Mechanics

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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Classic Van & Pick-up magazine was sadly closed in 2020 by Kelsey but featured quite a few Mini commercials over the years it was published. Although back copies and digital copies are still available here:-
https://pocketmags.com/classic-van-and- ... ine/issues

The long time editor of Classic Van & Pickup Ted Connolly died suddenly and unexpectedly aged just 68 in 2018:-
https://www.magzter.com/stories/Automot ... -1949-2018

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I have a fetherin fan (practical motorist Dec 1964) somewhere in the garage, I must have a go at fitting it and see what performance gains I get.
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I have just purchased the magazine from eBay for £5.99. I will see what their conclusions of the fetherin fan is.
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Let us know what they thought about the Fetherin fan or maybe a scan or pic of the article if possible....never seen or heard of one fitted on a Mini before until I saw the PM magazine cover image above.
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Will do, and will photo the fan when I find it.
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Interesting many thanks for posting, 'Fethrinfan' made by Serck and sold by Alexander Engineering as agents.
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Mrs Rusty likes an occasional rummage around an antique shop. To stave off boredom I look at the old tools and magazines. The picture below is a readiest from a 1971 edition of Practical Motorist. That tends to be my magazine of choice as it's what my dad used to buy and therefore what I read as a kid. I remembered this particular edition which also included a story on respraying a mini.
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